New York: The Modern Library, 1965. 1st Edition Thus. 12mo, publisher's red cloth, spine gilt, upper board blindstamped, patterned endpapers, original multicolored dust jacket.
First Modern Library edition (stated on the copyright page) of Nobel laureate Bellow's breakthrough third novel, a Jewish-American picaresque that roves from Chicago to Mexico and further afield. Originally published in 1953. Modern Library #362, with 10 pgs. of publisher's ads in rear (excluding this title), and Rockwell Kent-designed endpapers. Lightest edgewear to price-clipped dust jacket. Very good. Item #4729